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Hawes in Upper Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales


A town for all seasons? A total cliché but totally true, come anytime of year and truly immerse yourself in country life and the countryside. Market day every Tuesday, pubs, cafes, restaurants and of course miles upon miles of walking up hill and down dale! Visit the Dales Countryside Museum, Outhwaite Ropemakers, the Wensleydale Creamery, if bringing children there’s the public park for some fun, St Margaret’s Church for a quiet moment in time.

The Auction Mart is always a must visit if you can catch a sale on, always check beforehand. The red squirrel is making a comeback on a nearby nature reserve, call in to Hawes National Park Centre for viewing information. You can also go on a geocaching hunt through the town and out into the countryside, ask about hire of GPS equipment at the centre. There are interesting independent shops including two antique shops stuffed with treasures, my favourite clothes shop Flares and Graces and try White’s too for a great selection of shoes plus many other things to tempt, two walking shops, the list goes on.

There’s nothing else for it but to make a visit, mix with the locals, walk the hills and just explore. Our cottages are nearby, call us to book on 01969 663559 or book online. We’re here to help if you should need to know anything more. Hear from you soon!

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Written By Nadine Bell

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